Tomocerus vulgaris


The genus Tomocerus is recognisable for having a very long 3rd antennal segment (ant.3). 
Unlike the more uniform iridescence of T. minor, T. vulgaris has transverse bands of iridescent scales, although these tend to wear off older specimens. 

Photo ID?

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When to see it

All year round.

Life History

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UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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